A-League clubs will finally face the threat of relegation once a new national second division competition – mooted to start next year – has “matured”.
Football Australia announced on Friday it had formally begun the process of creating a “national second-tier men’s competition” and for it to begin in March 2024.
The competition will comprise of 10 to 16 teams who will play a season ranging from 24 to 36 games.
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“Developing a national second-tier competition is a key component of our 15-year vision for the game and our efforts to reconnect and realign Australian football competitions,” FA chief executive officer James Johnson said.
“Australian football has gone on a journey of…